By Chris Rossini
The essence of every individual human life is Liberty. It's all about choice - the ultimate "choose-your-own-adventure."
No two adventures are ever the same. Each is one-of-a-kind and completely unique. Every individual starts in a different environment, raised under different circumstances, endowed with a unique personality, along with unique physical and mental attributes.
But no matter where you start, or with whatever you start with, the business at hand is exactly the same for everyone:
Where you start and where you finish at the end of your life will be a pin-point tabulation, summation and reflection of the choices that you've decided to make.
This individual liberty does not occur in a vacuum or in a state of chaos. There is a universal government -- The Truth.
Men have been steamrolling one another since the beginning by trying to create a man-made "world government." But the real world government already exists, has always existed, and always will exist. No man-made concoction can overthrow, or "regime change" the truth.
Since we are free to choose, it necessarily means we are free to ignore the truth. We are free to hate it, deny it, and fight against it.
That's what it means to be free. If every individual had no choice but to abide by the truth, he would be a robotic and mechanical automation. There would be no choice. He would not be human.
Because being human means the ability to choose, it means each individual has the capability of being both unbelievably good (i.e., choosing to live in harmony with the truth) or unbelievably horrible (i.e., choosing to live in disharmony with the truth).
Time has no bearing on any of this. Individuals today are no different than individuals from the past, or from those individuals that are yet to come.
The Robespierres, Lenins, Hitlers, Stalins, and Maos are not reserved for previous eras only. People are capable of being just as vicious and destructive (or even more destructive) today.
Those who make the choice to be destructive are always striving for an impossible end: the destruction of the one government that exists...the destruction of the truth.
Such an end can never be reached. The only end that is (repeatedly) reached in these fruitless quests is the destruction of human life on a mass scale. That's the recurring stamp of failure that gets branded onto every attempt to play God.
Man cannot limit the limitless. Man cannot know the unknown. Neither can man create tools to do these things. It should be easy to grasp that the part can never control the whole. Neither can the part be the whole.
But, because man is free to choose, there always seems to be men who choose to believe that the part can be the whole. And, of course, in their minds, they are the part who will be the whole.
Today, as has always been the case, we see constant stories of men who proclaim that they will micromanage the unmanageable. But the unknown cannot be micromanaged, for it is unknown.
Even that which is known cannot be micromanaged. Every single moment, our natural world is in a never-ending state of change. It is never static, but in a constant state of flux. Every interaction sets off a chain of reactions that can never be known precisely in advance.
And that's just the natural world.
Then you have the great unseen that takes place in between every single individual's ears.
7+ billion individual human beings are thinking, choosing and acting with a purpose. Each has internal goals and desires that are separate from the goals and desires of everyone else.
Let us look at this world of the unseen, before each visible action takes place:
Before every action, the individual must be dissatisfied with something in his mind. It may be an itch, or the buzzing sound of a mosquito near his ear, or hunger, or something that seems out of place. Whatever it is, in his mind, he is dissatisfied.
The individual then imagines, in his mind, how he could correct this dissatisfaction. He imagines altering something in the physical world in order to make things satisfactory again in his mind.
The individual then chooses, in his mind, the means to achieve his end. If it's an itch, his means might be using a finger to scratch it. If it's a buzzing mosquito, his means may be swinging his arm to swipe it away. If it's hunger, his means may be getting up and walking to the refrigerator.
The individual must believe, in his mind, that the use of the means that he chooses will achieve his end; otherwise he will not act.
Let's say the buzzing sound turns out to be not from a mosquito, but from a plane that is thousands of feet in the air, he will not act by swinging his arm in order to swipe away the plane.
But then again, if he doesn't have the knowledge, in his mind, of how things work, he might swing his arm to swipe away the plane.
He will then learn that his means are insufficient to reach his end. His knowledge of himself and his world will subsequently increase, in his mind.
The individual must then count the cost. He may be hungry, but is much too tired to walk to the refrigerator. He may decide that satisfying the dissatisfaction of hunger costs too much. Relaxation is more valuable at the present moment, in his mind. As his hunger grows, he may change his mind.
Remember that all of the above happens before the person moves a single muscle!
This entire process of dissatisfaction, thinking, imagination, valuation, calculation, belief and ultimate choice happen internally.
This is the all-powerful unseen.
This is the font and unlimited reservoir of Liberty.
This great unseen takes place in the minds of 7+ billion individuals, every second of every day.
It is one of the great errors to believe that any man, or any group of men, are to micromanage not only the entire visible world, and the infinite number of variables that comprise it; but also all of the human beings that inhabit it.
Human life is Liberty and the supreme government of humanity is the truth.
All else is error, and with error comes pain.
The purpose of pain is to get man's attention...to alert him...to instruct him:
'You're off course. Find the truth!'